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Poster: Bob'sdog Date: Aug 8, 2009 5:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Best auds on Archive.

I am sure this topic has been discussed at length, but being that I am fairly new to the forum I am seeking direction to some of the best sounding audience recording available for d/l on the Archive. I have discovered several which are outstanding, in my opinion. In no particular order:

9/19/90, 3/10/81, 3/14/81, 7/31/82, 8/30/85, 6/30/84, 6/20/83

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

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Poster: KILLERGREENBUD Date: Aug 8, 2009 6:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best auds on Archive.

sek an ye shall find http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=collection%3AGratefulDead%20-%2Fmetadata%2Fstream_only%3A%281%29&;sort=-avg_rating%3B-num_reviews

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Poster: Ernie Bo-Peep Date: Aug 8, 2009 8:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best auds on Archive.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd79-02-03.set2-nak.clugston.7116.sbeok.shnf

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1981-03-14.nak700.glassberg.motb.84826.sbeok.flac16

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1977-06-04.fob.menke.motb-0096.97183.flac16

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1975-09-28.fob.menke-falanga.motb-0069.91769.flac16

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1975-06-17.fob.menke.motb.97077.flac16

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1969-12-11.fob.brady.motb.91109.sbeok.flac16

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1980-05-04.aud.glassberg.motb-0037.96584.flac16

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1980-11-29.nak700.wagner.miller.90104.sbeok.flac16

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1980-05-08.nak700.wise.miller.100401.flac16

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1980-05-10.nak700.wise.miller.100402.flac16

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1982-10-09.sonyecm220T.keshavan.miller.93682.sbeok.flac16

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1982-10-10.sonyecm220T.keshavan.miller.93732.sbeok.flac16

http://www.archive.org/details/gd74-06-22.moore.weiner.gdADT13.14193.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: Ernie Bo-Peep Date: Aug 11, 2009 8:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best auds on Archive.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1982-07-18.fob.unknown.vansant.100203.flac16

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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: Aug 8, 2009 6:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best auds on Archive.

The legendary 8/6/71... I reviewed it and everything! :)

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1971-08-06.fob-SonyECM22p.miller.88816.sbeok.flac16

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Poster: portmcgroin Date: Aug 8, 2009 7:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best auds on Archive.

8-6-71 I downloaded and listened to it on 8-6. Jaw dropping smack myself upside the head good. The me and my uncle sandwiched in the other one seems like something that should not work but does amazingly. I cant get enough of 71 if anyone knows any other can you post it. 12-16-78 is another sweet aud.

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Poster: light into ashes Date: Aug 8, 2009 11:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best auds on Archive: '71 & Thereabouts

Aug 5 + 6 '71 are pretty much the only good AUDs from that year. If you want to hear how BAD an AUD can be, check out the May 29 + 30 '71 shows sometime. or the 4/4/71 AUD....

On the other hand, 12/5/71 (a radio broadcast) has so much audience in the mix, you can easily pretend it's an AUD.

This show is basically just like an early '71 show and is a much-praised AUD (the show's not in the same league as 8/6/71 though):
http://www.archive.org/details/gd70-12-28.aud.fink.17706.sbeok.shnf

Also from 1970, 10/23/70 is an excellent AUD, though I think the show's just average. But I can't pass up an opportunity to recommend the 3/21/70 late show....not 1971, I know, but just as essential listening as the other Port Chester shows from 1970, and better quality.
http://www.archive.org/details/gd1970-03-21.late.aud.lee.pcrp.21779.shnf

This is one story (from the new 3/19/73 AUD) that helps explain why there aren't more good AUDs from the early years:
"This was recorded by Dan H. using Adam G.'s microphone. Dan was very close to stage. About halfway through the show,one of the band members (I believe Bobby or Phil) pointed to Dan and a member of the Dead's crew came into the audience, grabbed the mic and cut the cord. He would only give the mic back if Dan handed over the tapes. Dan handed him all his blanks and what was in the machine at the time, as well as one or two with music on them. He managed to keep this one and the NRPS opener."
You can also hear a taper being busted in the 5/16/70 show, and the band pointing out a taper on 12/31/70. The Dead were extremely anti-taping in those days.
Weir's helpful instruction to the tapers on 8/6/71 to move back several rows was an unusual exception.

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Poster: shorthopper88 Date: Aug 9, 2009 5:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best auds on Archive: '71 & Thereabouts

"You can also hear a taper being busted in the 5/16/70 show, and the band pointing out a taper on 12/31/70. The Dead were extremely anti-taping in those days."

Really?? I guess i always assumed the dead were taper friendly. I find that shocking. any ideas on when and why that changed??

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Poster: William Tell Date: Aug 8, 2009 8:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best auds on Archive.

Been discussed a few times, so if you search on "best" "AND" + "aud" in the search function above (select "forums") and you can find other examples, but here's one with many links to good AUDs:

http://www.archive.org/iathreads/post-view.php?id=186394

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Poster: Miss Divine Date: Aug 9, 2009 2:51am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best auds on Archive.

www.deadlistening.com would be helpful to anyone looking for good AUD recordings.

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Aug 8, 2009 7:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Look No Further: Site Devoted To The Best GD AUD Sources

http://www.gdluckynumbers.org/downloadables.htm

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Poster: Darkstarz117 Date: Aug 9, 2009 10:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Look No Further: Site Devoted To The Best GD AUD Sources

I use GDLuckynumbers all the time good call on that.

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Aug 9, 2009 12:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Look No Further: Site Devoted To The Best GD AUD Sources

thanks, it is a great site & i use it as well for pointers toward top quality AUD sources here at LMA; i should add that there are many fine AUD sources that are not listed at the lucky numbers site, for instance the Eaton source for 8/24/80:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd80-08-24.naks-eaton.jim.10531.sbeok.shnf

so, it's not all-inclusive, but a great place to start of course

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Poster: Darkstarz117 Date: Aug 10, 2009 1:08am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Look No Further: Site Devoted To The Best GD AUD Sources

That is a good show from what I remember. Also the site is ran by Bill Tetzeli. In my opinion he is the only one that can give Charlie Miller a run for his money.

http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=Bill%20Tetzeli%20AND%20collection%3AGratefulDead

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Poster: skuzzlebutt Date: Aug 8, 2009 7:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best auds on Archive.

I'm not sure what era you favor, but for what it's worth...

As a recovering soundboard snob who used to labor under the illusion that there was no such thing as a worthwhile audience recording for any show before the late 1970s, I still have the following link in my favorites:

http://bornagaindeadhead.blogspot.com/2006/01/best-auds-at-archive.html

It's dated (i.e., there might be upgrades by Charlie Miller or others out there so check for other copies), but it's still a great starting point.

A few quick notes-

3/26, 3/29, and 3/30/68 are some of the first truly listenable auds we have of the Dead. If you are into primal, and you have some headphones handy, download, turn out the lights, and get ready for a treat.

5/3/69 was (as the story goes) recorded from mics placed on the edge of the stage, and the sonic punch of the recording lends credence to this legend (quite honestly, for a long time I was highly skeptical that this was an audience tape). To bad we only have a portion of the show, because it's pretty hot...

6/24/70 contains probably the best "Attics of My Life" ever...and unlike other ongoing debates, I very rarely hear a challenge to that assertion...

11/5 through 11/8/70 Okay, I'm biased. This might be my favorite run ever from my favorite year ever. A little fiddling with the equalizer, and you're right there in the balcony....11/8 in particular stands out as one of the top shows of the year

8/5-6/71 Well, if you didn't already know, then let me tell ya: 8/6/71 is one of the best auds, and best shows, from any era. But 8/5 ain't no chump; both are worth the download.


4/29/72- Want to know what Europe '72 sounded like to those in the hall? Here you go.

9/9/72- I absolutely LOVE this one...Dick was onto something with the Stanley Theater release, because the early fall of '72 is truly hotter than hell...(props to Paul Stanley)

7/1/73- Best aud of /73...period